Monthly Wrap: July 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently:

Feeling Dirty

July was a big month on a few levels, but most significantly I entered a new decade of my life. That’s right, the big 3-0. How does it feel to be hurled into official adulthood? Well, I still don’t really feel like an adult, but it’s kind of a relief to have graduated from twenties. My thirties feels like a blank canvas and I’m ready to paint.

Boston

As you may already know from my Instagram or my previous post- A Day in Concord, MA– I took a trip to Boston over my birthday weekend a few weeks ago. It was a success all around, filled with clam chowder, sea food, Trillium beer, the beautiful Boston Central Library and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as well as taking in all the history along the way.

Short Stories

July felt like the month of the short story, mainly due to the creative writing class I’m taking. I read a lot of short stories and wrote a lot of short stories, which has been a nice break from the novel I’m writing. At this point I think I’m going to solidify the shorts I’m working on before diving back into my longer project. Also, I think it’s time for another ‘Short Story Pick‘ soon…

On TV

Season two of A Handmaid’s Tale wrapped this month and I thought this season was even better than the first. I was a bit skeptical because it feels like the show is stuck in the same cycle at times, but the writers do such a great job focusing on character arc and drama. Can’t wait for season three! I also started watching Sharp Objects on HBO, which is pretty dark and spooky, but so far the writing and acting have been great.

  1. I felt like that when I turned 30 too-a long time ago! I now have a daughter who turned 30 last year. Enjoy your decade.

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